Johnson & Johnson India introduces paternity leave

Sep 8, 2017 12:38 IST
Johnson & Johnson India introduces paternity leave

Johnson & Johnson India on 7 September 2017 announced that new and adoptive fathers would be entitled to eight weeks of paid leave during the first year.

In this regard, Indrajeet Sengupta, Head-Human Resources, Johnson & Johnson India, stated “Enhanced benefits make us attractive towards Millennials and GenZs, who are critical to our future workforce.”

Mothers are allowed up to 26 weeks of maternity leave since the past six years as per the company's Global Parental Leave approach.

At present, there is no provision for paternity leave for private sector employees as per the Indian Labour law.

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About Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company.

It was founded in 1886.

The company is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The corporation includes some 250 subsidiary companies with operations in 60 countries and products sold in over 175 countries.

Source: The Hindu

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